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Mesa Public Library

2400 Central Avenue
505-662-8240

History:

The library was founded in 1943, just one year after Los Alamos was selected as the site for the Manhattan Project.  It was started as a  subscription library by 70 couples, each of whom donated $5.00 for the purchase of books, and was located in a small room in the Big House, one of the original buildings of the Boys Ranch School.  In 1945 it became a free library when the Army Post Recreational Council handed over financial responsibility to Army Post Special Services.  In 1946, the library became the Mesa Library, guided by a Library Committee of five, and in 1951 it became the Mesa Public Library, an independent corporation under contract with the Atomic Energy Commission.  At that moment the library had 30,000 volumes and 7,000 registered volumes.



Reviews

Matthew Cover

Rating:
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Very friendly and helpful staff, but it smells like a gym and it's very noisy. During the weekdays in the summer, before 5pm, it's used as a community hangout, and during school season, it's used as a daycare. Thus, if you're looking for a quiet place to study it's best to go outside of those hours. However, the only truly quiet place to study in the afternoon is by a set of windows where the fiery setting sun blasts through and cooks the books you're reading. Other than that - I wouldn't go anywhere else to study.

Ed Soniat

Rating:
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Large friendly library. Excellent for visitors. They have a lobby with areas to set up your laptop with power and they even allow drinks in some areas. In the main library area are many tables with power. The wifi is 24/7 and no password. It can be blazing fast but down load is slow most of the time, upload speeds are more consistently high. The staff is friendly and available to help. The building is interesting in it's own rite. The children's area in the lower level is open to the upper level with a huge concrete wall to carry and reflect the sound around the upper level so you have to go to the edges of the library for quite if there is a lot of activity in the lower level.

E P

Rating:
Friday, May 26, 2017
We LOVE the library. As a mom, I spend most of my time downstairs in the children's section. They have a large variety of books and if they don't have something you can suggest a purchase. The children's library staff is really knowledgeable as in, I think they actually have read a large number of the books so when they make a suggestion, they know what they are talking about. There are a huge number of other activities too. From weekly music and story times to parties and scavenger hunts, plus a whole plethora of summer time activities to get the kids coming back multiple times a week. On top of all of that, there is the skate park, the play lot and a bus stop outside AND a small little toy area downstairs for the toddler to entertain themselves while their siblings find a book. I have never had such a great library. The one draw back, the parking lots are insufficient during the farmers market (also out front once a week during the summer). We have been late to story time more than once because we had to park across the street at the duck pond.

MADALYN BAILY

Rating:
Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
I love it. I go there every day.

TOMMI PAESCH

Rating:
Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017
People there are so nice and friendly.

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